Prothom Alo editor gets bail over student's death

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 13:31, Jan 20, 2020 | Updated : 14:32, Jan 20, 2020

Prothom Alo  Editor Matiur Rahman at High Court compound on Monday (Jan 20) for the hearing in the case over student`s death

The High Court has granted four-week anticipatory bail to national daily Prothom Alo's Editor Matiur Rahman in a case over the death of a Dhaka Residential Model College student, who was electrocuted during an event organised by the newspaper’s magazine for juveniles 'Kishor Alo' on the school campus.
The court also ordered law enforcers not to arrest or harass the five others accused of death due to negligence until the charge sheet is filed with the trial court.
The HC bench of justices Obaidul Hassan and AKM Zahirul Hoque passed the order on Monday (Jan 20).
The others accused in the case started by the teenager's father include Prothom Alo Associate Editor Anisul Haque, Shah Poran Tushar, Mohitul Alam Pavel, Shuvashish Pramanik Shuvo and Kabir Bakul.
Defence counsel M Amirul Islam said, “The HC ordered Matiur to surrender before the trial court after four weeks. The bench also told the trial court to consider his bail.”
On Thursday (Jan 16), a Dhaka metropolitan magistrate ordered arrests of ten people, including Associate Editor Huq who edits the Kishor Alo magazine.
On Nov 1 last year, ninth-grader Nayeemul Abrar was electrocuted by a power generator during a Kishor Alo-organised event.
The accident happened when Nayeemul, unfortunately, went close to the live wires set up for a power generator behind the main stage.
As soon as he was electrocuted, the organisers took him to a medical camp set up at the venue. He was then taken to the Universal Medical College Hospital at Dhaka's Mohakhali, where the doctors declared him dead.
The teenager's father Md Mojibur Rahman started a case on Nov 6 alleging his son died "due to negligence."